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Ensuring judicious use of opioids is effective in curbing abuse of the powerful painkillers, UMass Medical School expert says

Keeping doses of opioid pain medications to their lowest effective levels – not costly reformulations that make the pills harder to crush and snort – may be more effective overall in curbing abuse of the powerful painkillers, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD, of UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services.

Cost containment is just one part of a high-quality opioid management program, UMass Medical School pharmacist says

Amid a nationwide opioid addiction crisis, payers must look well beyond simply containing costs and work closely with doctors who are prescribing these powerful pain medications, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD, a clinical consultant pharmacist at UMass Medical School.